Students working in any of our four student-led areas — College Heights Herald, Talisman, Student Publications Advertising and Cherry Creative — are eligible to apply for scholarships that are reserved for those working at WKU Student Publications.

Ten endowments will issue scholarships in 2021-22.

Our scholarships range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars per academic year, although our largest scholarships are typically divided among several students.

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, a student must be in good standing with WKU, and in good standing as a member of a Student Publications staff. The recipient must agree to work at Student Publications for the full term of the scholarship.

Our scholarships are housed in the College Heights Foundation, and the foundation determines the exact amount available for each scholarship based on a percentage of a rolling, three-year average value of the endowment that supports a given scholarship.

Students must fill out WKU’s TopDollar general scholarship application, but our scholarships are handled separately and require a separate application in addition to TopDollar. Our application period is in February and March and awards are announced at the Student Publications end-of-year celebration.

Awards are made by the Student Publications Scholarship Committee, which is composed of the professional staff.

Our scholarships and their current values are:

ADAMS

The Robert R. Adams Journalism Scholarship is for a student working on the College Heights Herald. Awarded based on scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude and work in Student Publications. Financial need may be considered. 2021-22 value: $1,300.

ARMSTRONG

The Bryan Leigh Armstrong Memorial Scholarship is for a junior or senior journalism major with an interest in pursuing a journalism career and showing leadership, scholarship, character, aptitude and good attitude while serving on the Herald staff. 2021-22 value: $400.

AUSENBAUGH

The James D. Ausenbaugh Journalism Scholarship is for a student working on the Talisman or the College Heights Herald who is enrolled full time and can demonstrate knowledge, passion and appreciation for the English language. Financial need may be considered. 2021-22 value: $600.

DON COLLINS

The Don E. Collins Scholarship is for a student working on the College Heights Herald who is enrolled full time. Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude. Financial need may be considered. 2021-22 value: $2,500.

MIKE COLLINS

The Mike Collins Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded for the first time in 2023-24, is for a student of many major working at WKU Student Publications who demonstrates a passion for journalism and for life, with a preference toward students pursuing visual journalism.

RICHARDS

The Miss Frances Richards Journalism Scholarship is for journalism, advertising or photojournalism majors. Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude and work in Student Publications. 2021-22 value: $1,600.

SCHUHMANN

The Paul and Ellen Schuhmann Student Publications Scholarship is for journalism or photojournalism majors who work on the College Heights Herald or the Talisman and who are juniors or seniors with a grade-point average of at least 2.8. Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude. Recipients must agree to continue working for Student Publications for one year after selection. 2021-22 value: $6,000.

VALENTINE

The Lowell L. and Opal F. Valentine Scholarship for to a student working on the College Heights Herald who is enrolled full time and demonstrates personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness, human compassion and leadership. 2021-22 value: $1,300.

WELLS

The Elliott Wells Memorial Scholarship in Sports Journalism, new for 2021-22, is for a student of any major who has a demonstrated interest in sports journalism in any format. Awarded based on scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated interest in sports journalism and Student Publications. 2021-22 value: $400.

WHITAKER

The David B. Whitaker Scholarship is for a junior or senior advertising, journalism or photojournalism major. Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude and work in Student Publications. 2021-22 value: $1,200.

O’DONNELL

The Red O’Donnell Award goes to the outstanding student at WKU Student Publications who is returning for the following academic year. The award is selected by the professional staff. There is no application. 2021-22 value: $500.